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Law360 Interviews Private Equity Partner Richard Waggoner

11.30.11

Law360 recently interviewed Gardere Partner Richard L. Waggoner, chair of the Firm's Private Equity Industry Team.

"The real issue in mergers and acquisitions at this moment is economic uncertainty. Uncertainty forces companies to adopt a 'wait and see' attitude. People are waiting for something to stimulate our economy," said Mr. Waggoner when asked what issues are affecting his practice area. "The deal market is certainly better than it was in 2009 – it was virtually nonexistent then – but we need to see politicians take strong actions to stimulate our economy for the long-term. The economic uncertainty in Europe is not someone else's problem. It is our problem. Many U.S. companies export their products to Europe. If Europe doesn't take the right steps to fix its problems, we will all suffer."

Law360 subscribers can access the complete interview here.

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